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HD Version Of DigiStorm Virtual Studio Debuts at NAB

Virtual studio and graphics solution from FOR-A Corp (February 04, 2005)

At NAB, FOR-A Corporation of America (Booth # C4519), a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the HD version of digiStorm, a turnkey 3D on-air graphics solution developed by FOR-A in collaboration with Brainstorm Multimedia. With digiStorm HD, broadcasters can take advantage of the technological resources of FOR-A and Brainstorm Multimedias eStudio virtual studio software program in a full HD environment.

The beauty of digiStorm lies in its versatility. Graphics professionals and others can employ the advanced architecture of the system for a variety of intended uses at whatever level of complexity they desire?all on the same platform.

?What separates FOR-As digiStorm system from the rest of the pack is its modular, integrated approach, which saves you from paying for features that you may not need, said Hiro Tanoue, Sales Manager, Eastern Region and Central/South America. ?This gives broadcasters the tools theyve been seeking to create high-quality, real-time graphics and environments at a more affordable price than other systems.

Like the original digiStorm, digiStorm HD is centered on Brainstorm Multimedias eStudio virtual studio software program. eStudio allows users to create an entire virtual studio within a user-friendly interface. It features an array of plug-ins, including:

* VS Virtual Studio, used to construct simplified virtual studios
* VS/RCG Virtual Studio, for construction of both a simplified virtual studio and real-time computer graphics
* Maya 3ds XSI, which enables 3D files and data to be imported from Maya, 3ds max, and Softimage XSI
* ifCalib camera calibration software
* PPEX Presentation, allowing the importation of data from Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
* A library of virtual studio sets and more

A wide array of devices is typically required when creating virtual studios and broadcast graphics. The HD version of digiStorm brings these devices into one, easy-to-operate package. Included within digiStorm HD is FOR-As VRP-70HS HD/SD virtual processor/chromakeyer, which accepts the input of images from high definition and standard definition cameras and combines 3D computer graphics linked to the camera parameters. It is ideal as an HD chromakeyer, with up to 16 inputs and 12 outputs. digiStorm HD also comes with FOR-As VRP-RU remote control unit for centralized control over the VRP series. Other devices included with the HD version of digiStorm include: FOR-As DWC-100 digiWarp controller, a centralized data processing device for camera parameters; Brainstorm Controller, which enables integrated control over multiple numbers of digiStorm and studio equipment; and a choice of the HANABI HVS-1000HS or HVS-3000 series switchers.

digiStorm HD is shipping today.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets.

For more information about FOR-As product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at


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